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Top Reggae DJ to vie for Kibra Seat

The Kibra By-election will be held on November 7, 2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Kriss Darlin. Reggae DJ Kriss Darlin to vie for Kibra Seat

Top Reggae DJ Chris Odhiambo aka Kriss Darlin has joined the race to replace the late Ken Okoth as the next Member of Parliament for Kibra Constituency.

Information shared with the public indicated that Kriss has already registered with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and he will be among candidates shortlisted for party nominations.

The news about the NTV’s Jamrock host joining politics was first shared on social media by media personality Carol Radull.

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Its Official Kriss Darlin for Kibra Seat

“Ma broda @krissdarlinwas serious. Next is to get the nomination. #Kibra” wrote Carol Radull.

The reggae spin master Kriss was born and raised in the Kibera slums.

On Monday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that the Kibra Constituency by-election will be held on November 7, 2019.

A gazette notice directed all political parties intending to participate in the by-election to forward names of aspirants who will participate in the party primary elections as well as the date of the primaries on or before Monday August 26, 2019.

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By-election

Independent candidates are required to submit their names and symbol to IEBC on the same date.

Kriss Darlin’s announcement elicited mixed reactions among his fans, a section arguing that he could have chosen another party instead of ODM.

Reactions

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Douglas Oddiy “Small small utaskia kuna mtu hakua kwa ground amepewa certificate. All the best champ”

Patrick Njuguna “Let one who understands the needs of the common mwenyenchi represent them.

Its Mesege “ODM has Loyal party members...just try your luck though”

Mu Chege “Nomination ina wenyewe. He should have gone independent”

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Bonny Koeching “Ha haaaaa ...hawezi pewa”

Abundu “Even my closest friends, whenever he or she joins the bandwagon of politics, I just loose them. Kenyan Politicians are the challenge we have in this country. I always tell them, try your best, your own”

Hillary Cheruyot “Uku ni baba ataamua next mp @KrissDarlin relax na utupe ngoma”

Brown Felixino “We should legalize @KrissDarlin in kibra since ken also was fighting for legalization of weed. No one can fight for Ken's wishes better that the reggae master himself, Kris”

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